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dc.contributor.authorBillett, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.editorHelen Bradbury, Nick Frost, Sue Kilminster, Miriam Zukasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:09:55Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:09:55Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-04-20T07:46:21Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780415467933en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.routledge.com/en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33171
dc.description.abstractThis chapter proposes and elaborates a model of lifelong professional learning referred to as a 'learning practice' and illustrated through its application to the healthcare sector. A learning practice comprises a duality between the contributions to learning provided by engaging in everyday work activities in professional work settings and how professionals elect to engage in and learn through these activities. It emphasises the significance of the learning potential and outcomes that can be secured through everyday professional practice and throughout professionals' working lives. This potential includes the agentic and critical engagement by professionals as learners with what is available to or afforded them through their workplace. In all, the potential of a learning practice will be best realised through the enactment of supportive practices in these work settings and effortful engagement by learners. In doing so, this model offers bases for directing effort and resources to support initial and ongoing learning, and the reshaping of work practices and work culture. The concept of learning practice has its origins in a submission to a commission overseeing the reform of an Australian health care system (Billett 2006c). Premised on the concept of workplace participatory practices (Billett 2002), the model's core elements comprise the contributions to learning occurring through engagement in everyday professional work activities and professional workers engagement in and learning through their everyday practice. It comprises a duality: on the one hand, what workplace affords workers in the form of invitations to participate in, and learn through engagement with workplace activities and interactions, including close and indirect forms of guidance, and on the other hand, the quality of individual professionals' participation in their work and learning, as exercised by their intentionality, agency and interests. While this model of practice-based learning is applicable to all kinds of work and workers, it seems particularly fitting for healthcare professionals whose work carries expectations of continually engagement in self-initiated and directed lifelong learning. That is, it fits the expectation that professional workers will be agentic in their work and learning.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeLondonen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415467933/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleBeyond reflective practice: New Approaches to Professional Lifelong Learningen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom52en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto65en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode139999en_US
dc.titleA Learning practice: Conceptualising professional lifelong learning for the health-care sectoren_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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